There are several important steps you should take after a motorcycle accident. Each step can help protect your health and preserve your legal right to file a claim for compensation. At the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, PC, a personal injury lawyer will be there to guide you through the process.
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Here is an overview of what to do after a motorcycle accident:
Get Medical Attention
The first step to take after a motorcycle accident is to receive medical help right away. Your motorcycle accident injuries may require immediate treatment. You might also have injuries trauma that did not exhibit symptoms at the scene of the wreck.
Some injuries may appear minor or may not be readily apparent immediately after the wreck. Go to the emergency room or schedule a doctor appointment right away for an evaluation.
Another reason to get a medical evaluation right after a motorcycle accident is to strengthen a potential legal case. If you delay seeing a doctor for your injuries, the car insurance company may deny the claim. The insurer could argue that your injuries are unrelated to the wreck, for example. Or the insurer may say your injuries are not as serious as you claim.
If you seek and receive medical care right away, it helps connect your injuries to the motorcycle accident.
Preserve Evidence of the Motorcycle Accident
Do not allow your motorcycle to be scrapped, even if it’s totaled. Find out where the towing company is taking the motorcycle so you can preserve it and use it as evidence if necessary.
Also, write down what you can remember about the accident. Your memory will fade over time, and your notes will help to refresh your memory.
Take and save photographs of the accident scene, vehicles, and your injuries. Ask eyewitnesses for their contact information and keep it in a safe place. Your attorney may contact witnesses who can provide testimony about how the accident happened.
Call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, PC today at 1-404-474-0804, and schedule your free consultation.
What Not to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Do Not Give a Recorded Statement
The insurance company may contact you and try to get you to give a recorded statement. Do not agree to a recorded statement until you speak with a lawyer.
The insurance company might take your words out of context and twist them to mean something you did not intend. They may do this to reduce the value of your claim. Your lawyer can protect you, so always speak with your lawyer first.
Do Not Apologize
Do not express regrets or apologies. Even if you reflectively say, “I’m sorry,” the other party or the insurance company might say this is an admission of fault.
Make sure everybody is okay and be honest, but be careful about what you say to the other party, the police, and anybody else you speak with after the accident.
Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Get help from an injury lawyer. The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz can help you file insurance claims, build a compelling case to prove liability, establish the value of your damages, and negotiate a fair settlement. We can even take your case to trial if necessary.
Call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, PC today at 1-404-474-0804, and schedule your free consultation. We do not charge legal fees until you get compensation.